Wasserman Schultz on Florida’s Inadequate Voter Registration Extension

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SUNRISE, FL, October 6, 2020 | comments
Gov. Ron DeSantis provided a brief voter registration extension until 7 pm today, but this minimal reprieve should be extended another full day, so any Democrat, Republican or independent who was waylaid by the state’s overwhelmed system can participate in our democracy.
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Sunrise, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after the Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and  Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a 7 p.m. voter registration deadline extension this afternoon:

“Gov. Ron DeSantis provided a brief voter registration extension until 7 pm today, but this minimal reprieve should be extended another full day, so any Democrat, Republican or independent who was waylaid by the state’s overwhelmed system can participate in our democracy. A last-minute window of seven more hours is a confusing fix that many voters will never hear about in time. A governor known for voter suppression should always err on the side of generous voter accommodation when he screws up like this.”  

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